THE 2018 MARGARET PHIPPS AWARD PRESENTED TO
The Colorado Symphony established the Margaret Phipps Award in 1993 to honor the philanthropic contributions and memory of Margaret Rodgers Phipps. A Denver native, Mrs. Phipps was celebrated throughout Colorado for her remarkable devotion to the arts community. She served two terms as the president of the Denver Symphony Association and was a passionate advocate of music and the arts. This year, it is with gratitude that the Colorado Symphony is proud to present the 2018 Margaret Phipps Award to United Airlines. The Board of Trustees voted to bestow this award on United Airlines in acknowledgment for their longstanding generosity to the Colorado Symphony. United is connecting people and uniting the world. United Airlines is pleased to have been the official airline of the Colorado Symphony since 2011. They proudly bring the best of the world’s music to Denver through their partnership with the Colorado Symphony. United has the world’s most comprehensive global route network, serving 338 destinations worldwide in 49 countries and carrying 148 million passengers in 2017. From Denver International Airport, United operates 375 daily flights to 126 domestic and 12 international airports, including daily nonstop service to Tokyo, five destinations in Canada, and six in Mexico, Latin America, and the Caribbean.
But United does much more than connect passengers through safe and convenient global air travel; it forges strong relationships with the people and local communities it serves. United employees in Denver have donated thousands of hours of service to various local non-profit organizations and have tirelessly conducted school supply drives, food drives, hosted Aviation Days at Denver International Airport for future aviation professionals, and supported their co-workers who were affected by hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria last year, among other efforts. United’s Volunteer Impact Grants program offers employees the opportunity to apply for cash grants for area nonprofits where they volunteer frequently and has provided thousands of dollars to local organizations since the program began. United employees especially love bringing smiles to hundreds of local children facing medical and life challenges through the annual holiday “Fantasy Flights” trip to the North Pole and teddy bear deliveries to hospitalized children. Ben Flyin, the United Adventure Bear, brings his own passport full of travel fun and games to share with everyone he meets and United employees are happy to be his escorts on his travels. On behalf of their 88,000 employees worldwide including over 6,000 right here in Denver, United is honored to be the recipient of the 2018 Margaret Phipps Award.
PAST RECIPIENTS OF THE MARGARET PHIPPS AWARD 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 2000 2001 2002
– E. Atwill Gilman – Denver Debutante Ball – John and Nancy Mitchell – Bill and Carol Gossard – Edward and Ann Levy – Katie Stapleton – Will MacFarlane, John Low, Lee Yeingst – Robert and Judi Newman – Mayor Wellington Webb and First Lady Wilma Webb 2003 – The Boettcher Foundation
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– Marin Alsop – Cannon Y. and Lyndia Harvey – Erna D. Butler – The Musicians of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra – Gov. John Hickenlooper – Mike and Karen Long, Arrow Electronics, Inc. – Mike & Michelle Fries, Liberty Global – Alexandra (Sandy) Elliott and In Memory of John T.M. Wright